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Civil War at 150

By Christopher B. Daly

Among the many worthwhile efforts to recall the U.S. Civil War on its 150th anniversary is an attempt to add a visual dimension. The “Civil War 150 Pinhole Project” is reviving the technology of the pinhole camera to make dramatic images of re-enactors and others. A hat-tip to Michael Falco, a photographer based in NYC for making this happen.

Some results:

Antietam cornfield

Antietam cornfield


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The Civil War at 150

Don’t miss this project at the Wilson Library of the University of North Carolina (where I went to grad school in history). The library is posting a letter written by a Civil War soldier on the exact day on which it was written 150 years ago. (Hint: practice reading hand-writing!)

Here’s today’s entry:


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